Division of Counseling Psychology (Division 16)
By Frederick Leong, President.
1. To establish a stable executive committee for the new division
2. To present a successful program at the 2006
3. To increase the division membership to 100 by the time of the 2006 ICAP
4. To increase the visibility and presence of Counseling Psychology in international
the President Elect (Professor Mark Savickas, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine,
2. Established an email
listserv for the Division 16 executive committee and 2006 program committee for
communication and planning. This email listserv has been used to consult with
the EC about our invited programs at the 2006 ICAP and also to organize our EC
meeting at the upcoming 2004 ICP in
3. Submitted a letter
to the 2003 APA Division 17 President (Dr. Louise Douce,
4. Attended the globalization
meeting that was organized by Division 17 President (Dr. Louise Douce) as part of her
presidential project. At that meeting recruited members for Division 16
and also encourage others to attend the 2006 Congress in
5. Organized a symposium at
the International Congress of Psychology in
6. Wrote an article for the International Forum of The Counseling Psychologist about the internationalizing of counseling psychology and mentioned the formation of Division 16 in IAAP.
7. Presented an invited lecture on
Internationalizing Counseling Psychology in the
8. Wrote an article for a recent APA Division 17 newsletter about the new Division 16 of IAAP. (See Appendix A).
9. Submitted our program of invited presentations (keynote, state-of-the art lectures, symposium) to the 2006 ICAP organizers (see Appendix B).
10. Served as the Section Editor for Counseling Psychology for the Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology with Charles Spielberger as Editor-in-Chief (Past President of IAAP).
11. Published our first Division Newsletter and a copy was sent to members of the IAAP Board of Directors. We are hoping to produce 2-3 issues of the Division 16 Newsletter each year.
1. Continue to publish a Division Newsletter 2-3 time each year
2. Continue to recruit members especially from the
Fellows of APA, Canadian Psychological Association and the various counseling
organizations in different countries. In the March of 2003, the
membership of Division 16 was already up to 48 and our plan was to have doubled
that number by the time of the 2006 Congress in
3. Establish collaborative relationships with counseling divisions or associations in different country and appoint liaisons to our division.
4. Complete the invited program for 2006 ICAP (one more invited symposium is needed). Also, to utilize the Division Newsletter and National Liaisons to encourage colleagues to submit programs and participate in the Athens ICAP.
5. Will encourage President Frese to include Counseling Psychology as a component of the Handbooks being planned by IAAP.
Frederick T. L. Leong, Ph.D
President of the Division of Counseling Psychology (16)
International Association of Applied Psychology
Department of Psychology
Office Tel: 865-974-8796
Office Fax: 865-974-3330
Column published in APA Division 17 (Counseling) Newsletter)
Division of Counseling Psychology (Div 16) of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Greetings from the newly-formed Division of Counseling Psychology in IAAP, the world’s largest association of applied psychologists. When I first became involved in international psychology some 10 years ago, I was quite surprised to learn that IAAP had divisions devoted to Organizational Psychology, Clinical and Community Psychology, Educational & School Psychology, and even Traffic Psychology but no division of Counseling Psychology. To make a long story short, after some concerted efforts and with the tremendous support provided by Professor Charles Spielberger, Immediate Past President of IAAP, and Professor Michael Frese, current President of IAAP, my colleagues and I have managed to start a new Division of Counseling Psychology (Division 16) in the International Association of Applied Psychology during the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Singapore in July 2002.
As the President of the Division of Counseling Psychology in IAAP, one of my first tasks had been to contact the President of the Society for Counseling Psychology, Dr. Derald Sue to request that we establish formal relations between our two divisions and to explore possible collaboration and cross-fertilization of ideas and projects in light of the Society’s increasing attention to globalization and international perspectives in psychology. I am glad to report that both President Sue and his executive committee have been enthusiastic in their support of this request and have granted me the permission to share some news and information with you in this column
As you know, the
International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) holds the International
Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) every four years. The last ICAP was held
I shall be looking forward to your response to this letter and to the possibility of a long and fruitful association between our two sister divisions. Please let me know if you are able to put this request into your agenda for your mid-year meeting and feel free to contact me if you need additional information. For your information, I am enclosing a brochure about IAAP.
Frederick T.L. Leong, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology,
President, Division of Counseling Psychology, IAAP
Tel: 865-974-8796, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Committee, Division of Counseling Psychology, IAAP (2002-2006)
President: Frederick Leong (email@example.com)
President-Elect: Mark Savickas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Itamar Gati (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Richard Young (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Newsletter Editor: Mark Leach (email@example.com)
Program Chair: Frederick Leong
Program Committee (Tentative):
Paul Priester, Paul Pedersen, Mary Heppner, Susan Horne, Larry Gerstein, Esther Tan, William Liu, Alvin Leung, Mary Watts, Stewart Cooper, John Romano, Carolyn Zerbe-Enns,
Invited Program for 2006 ICAP
Division of Counseling Psychology (Div 16)
Convention Program for
26th International Congress of Applied Psychology,
Title: Internationalizing Counseling Psychology: Setting the Agenda for a New Division
Chair: Mark Savickas, Ph.D.,
Presenter: Frederick T.L. Leong, Ph.D.,
2. Keynote Address:
Title: Problem Solving Appraisal in Human Adjustment: A Review of Twenty Years of Research Utilizing the Problem Solving Inventory.
Chair: Frederick T.L. Leong, Ph.D.,
Presenter: Puncky Paul Heppner, Ph.D.,
3. State-of-the-Art Lecture:
Title: Using Internet-Based Self-Help Tools to Facilitate Career Decision Making:
Prospects and Challenges
Chair: Frederick T.L. Leong, Ph.D.,
Presenter: Itamar Gati, Ph.D., Hebrew
4. Invited Symposium 1:
Title: The Globalization of Counseling Psychology: Two decades of the University of Minnesota International Counseling Institute
Co-Chairs and Presenters:
Dr. Moshe Israelashvili, Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. John L. Romano, Professor, University of Minnesota, USA
Presenters: Dr. Michael Goh, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Sunny Hansen, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Thomas Skovholt, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Chizuko Tezuka, Keio University, Japan
Dr. Kay Thomas, University of Minnesota, USA
5. Invited Symposium 2: (Still in planning stage)
Please let me know if you have any questions or ideas for activities as we seek to stabilize, expand, and move the Division forward. Also feel free to contact any members of the Division Executive Committee if you have questions or concerns (see EC list below with email addresses).